Hiking with trailers and kids – statistics

Some facts about our hiking trip with trailers through Slovakia:

  • 836km and 23755 meters of elevation (according to GPS – Strava)
  • 59days of hiking (70 days total)
  • 14km and 400m average for a hiking day (longest day was 22.2km to Čičmany and highest elevation gain was 829m to Čergov)
  • the highest point on the trip was Kráľova Hola (1946m)
  • 16 days we hiked with some company for at least a part of the day (cameraman or friends)
  • we skipped 15% of the SNP trail – most of Low Tatras (Priehyba-Donovaly), Veľká Fatra (Donovaly-Malý Šturec), part of Kremnické vrchy (Malý Šturec-Tunel)
  • we walked 77.5% of the red marked path (different ascend to Kráľova hoľa, skipped Low Tatras, Veľká Fatra and Kremnické vrchy, Vápenná, Záruby, Vápeč, Strážov)
  • from 69 nights we slept 39 nights outside in tent, 6x we paid for the accomodation, 8 nights we spent at some people who we didn’t know before the trip
  • highest point where we slept was next to the hut under Kraľova hoľa (1451m)
  • lowest night temperature approx 4°C and highest day temperature approx 34°C
  • 12 times was raining during hiking
  • 3 kids (6y.,4y.,2y.), 2 parents, 2 hiking trailers
  • 1 flat tire
  • 3x welding of broken trailers, 2x reparing of the brakes (discs and pads and brake fluid maintanance)
  • weight loss: 6kg (Janči) and 4kg (Evit)
  • 80kg total weight of the load (estimate – trailers+stuff, without children)
  • most of the nights we camped we also had camp fire
  • 1x we saw the sunrise
  • countless beautiful places and many incredible and helpful people on the way
  • once the kids were sick, one painful knee (fortunately just couple days – Evit)
  • 4 pairs of destroyed shoes (2x Janko, Janči, Evit)
  • more than 1TB of data (photo+video)

Some other questions you were asking were answered by Evit in this video:

Hiking with trailers and kids – notes

19. mája 2021 we started hiking the SNP heroes trail – longest hike through Slovakia. All the way it’s a red mark – From Dukla to Devin (at the end, we skipped some parts).

Hiking with three kids (Janko 6y., Kolomanko 4y. and Stanko 2y.) and carry all the stuff wouldn’t be possible so we ma hiking trailes.

Evit was writing posts to Facebook and Instagram) – we collcted all o them , put in irder with pictures, but it’s only in Slovak and it’s so much text, that we will not translate it, sorry guys … I recoomend going to our Facebook page cos.sk and check the automated translation or use google translate or just look at the Slovak version … or wait for summary, which should be also in English :)